360 degree photos are like merry go round photos. In a single shot, one can take a complete view covering both front-rear and left-right sides in a continuous scene. It is an interactive static photos.
The technology behind this is what they call panorama. Panorama has been existing in Android stock camera app but in a limited 180 degree.
Photos in panorama are just static photos but stacked in a continuous scenes. Photo collage is a common relation to panoramic photos. Three single photos are sticked to form a single photo. On the other hand, different scenes can be sticked to form a panorama depending on your angle of coverage.
There are many apps that take 360 degree panorama photos but I would particularly pinch on a third party Android app called Panorama 360 FB Share.
Panorama 360 helps you share a 360 degree view from your moments. You can join community of users on Panorama 360 to share moments of panoramas. It is a free app
To take 360 degree photos on Android, download Panorama 360 from Play store. Your device should have a cardboard on default unless you use a custom ROM. Cardboard lets you navigate how your panoramic photos are captured. Just go ahead and install Panorama 360.
After installing the app, tap to open it & tap on the camera icon. Make sure you hold your device in upright position and then tap START. When a view is taken, follow the pointer to capture another view. Continue this rotation untill you fall back to your initial view.
What next? Wait for your static views to be stitched to form a panorama.
How to share panorama as Facebook 360 photos
|Facebook 360 view|
Every 360 video in News Feed is recognized with the 360 logo and a heading indicator prompting viewers to explore the scene. These features let your followers know there’s a whole 360 degrees around them to experience.
After stitching, you should have the option to share on Facebook.
I hope you find it useful.
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